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Old 12-26-02, 09:49 PM
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I'm switching over

So, after blowing out my knee I've decided road isn't for me- its too boring and gives me too much time to think.

The shop I work out sells haros/we the people/ diamond back/schwinn etc. I'm into mountain biking, and was a die hard roadie.. so I'm switching.. what would be the best bike to start out on. I've been riding my friends 20's off and on, and can't seem to get the hang of the basics yet. Mainly cuz I haven't had the time to play around with it....

So what bike should I look at for starting off, remember I work at the shop so I get a good deal.. I'm looking at the 03 flair or f5 (both haro's)

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Old 12-27-02, 10:10 AM
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What kind of riding are you planning on doing? Street, Park, Dirt, Racing, Flatland? Each form of riding calls for a different kind of bike setup, so before we can help you find a bike we need to know what your gonna use it for. Just let me know and ill see if I can help. I've owned all those brands a few times so i might be able to give some advise.
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Old 12-30-02, 07:56 PM
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Instead of making a new thread, about a question that has been semi answered before- I'll just post on my old thread.

I bought a Haro F5 Friday- only mods so far are Redline bars, and switching everything to the normal right side..

Friday night all I did was try and bunny hop- I finally learned, the roll up version, not the old school "jump" versioin. My question is how do I add to the height? So far I have enough to get barely over a curb...Thanks!
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O.k. well bunnyhopping is probably one of the most frequently asked how to's, and i usually dont respond to them because it's an easy concept, but kinda hard to explain exactly how to learn them and it always different for every person. but ill try and explain it as best I can.....

begin by riding at a medium pace, bend down a little so you are kind of hunched over the bars a little and your arms are bent. Now bring your body up fast, but dont pull up on the bike, just let your arms straighten out. As soon as your arms are straight, now pull them and the bars up close to your chest, with the momentum of your body and you pulling your arms up, you should be able to get the front of the bike up pretty high. And once you learn to get the rear up and combine everything youll be able to get it up even higher.

Now the back of the bike.... As soon as you get the bars up near your chest and the front of the bike is close to as high as its gonna go, push your arms back out, but instead of putting them straight back down, push them out in front of you, at the same time, pull you legs up, doing all this at the right time will (hopefully) get the rear end of the bike up. REMEMBER!! All of this must be done in a relatively short period of time.

Ok this isnt technically a "Bunnyhop" yet because you didnt bring both tires up at the same time, but you need to learn this before you try getting them both up at the same time. Its basically the same concept, but in and even shorter period of time.

TRY THIS!! - If your still having triouble, try bunnyhopping OVER something I.E. - A backpack, a cup, ect... Ive found that I have more trouble just bunnyhoping off flat ground than if I try gettig over something. I can usually get a lot higher. Just keep trying higher and higher things.

I hope this helped and if you have any more questions, just ask
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Umm.. I didn't ask how to- I know how to bunny hop, I just needa get more space between me and the ground
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Well i didnt know so I told you both. If you would read more to the bottom of my reply you will see that I gave a small suggestion to help you get more height. Other than that you just have to keep practicing. Sorry if my reply was not satisfactory enough for you, I was just trying to help
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No no, don't take it that way- I'm grateful. As u said I need to practice
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Alright cool. i thought you meant it in an ******* (pardon) way. Yeah, practice is everything. Hope it works out for you. GOOD LUCK!
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